Fantasy Football: Week 3 rankings

Ben Standig
NBC Sports Washington

Look at the Washington Redskins' situation entering Week 3. It's soooo early in the season to suggest the Green Bay matchup equals must win, but... considering the possibility of a 1-2 record entering the bye week and falling to 0-2 at home, one could make that claim. 

That prior paragraph has nothing to do with fantasy football -- except teams at 0-2 really, really need a W. I'll let Elias Sports Bureau tell us how many teams that start 0-3 reach the fantasy playoffs, but it cannot be good. Let's do something about that.

Here's a look at my Week 3 rankings. These rankings are for standard scoring leagues. Keep track of injury situations, including Aaron Rodgers, Leonard Fournette, Paul Richardson and Evan Engram. Good luck out there. 

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Quarterbacks

1.  Patrick Mahomes, KC
 
2.  Tom Brady, NE
 
3.  Cam Newton, CAR
 
4.  Aaron Rodgers, GB
 
5.  Drew Brees, NO
 
6.  Deshaun Watson, HOU
 
7.  Kirk Cousins, MIN
 
8.  Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB
 
9.  Matthew Stafford, DET
 
10.  Jimmy Garoppolo, SF
 
11.  Matt Ryan, ATL
 
12.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
 
13.  Russell Wilson, SEA
 
14.  Carson Wentz, PHI
 
15.  Andrew Luck, IND
 
16.  Tyrod Taylor, CLE
 
17.  Alex Smith, WAS
 
18.  Blake Bortles, JAC
 
19.  Jared Goff, LAR
 
20.  Ryan Tannehill, MIA
 
21.  Andy Dalton, CIN
 
22.  Case Keenum, DEN
 
23.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
 
24.  Philip Rivers, LAC
 
25.  Dak Prescott, DAL
 
26.  Joe Flacco, BAL
 
27.  Derek Carr, OAK
 
28.  Sam Darnold, NYJ
 
29.  Eli Manning, NYG
 
30.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
 
31.  Sam Bradford, ARI
 
32.  Josh Allen, BUF 





























































Running backs

1.  Todd Gurley, LAR
 
2.  Alvin Kamara, NO
 
3.  Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
 
4.  James Conner, PIT
 
5.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
 
6.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
 
7.  Saquon Barkley, NYG
 
8.  Kareem Hunt, KC
 
9.  David Johnson, ARI
 
10.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
 
11.  Jordan Howard, CHI
 
12.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
 
13.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
 
14.  Dalvin Cook, MIN
 
15.  Lamar Miller, HOU
 
16.  Jay Ajayi, PHI
 
17.  Alex Collins, BAL
 
18.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
 
19.  Carlos Hyde, CLE
 
20.  Matt Breida, SF
 
21.  Chris Thompson, WAS
 
22.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
 
23.  Adrian Peterson, WAS
 
24.  Peyton Barber, TB
 
25.  Phillip Lindsay, DEN
 
26.  Jamaal Williams, GB
 
27.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
 
28.  Dion Lewis, TEN
 
29.  Rex Burkhead, NE
 
30.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
 
31.  Latavius Murray, MIN
 
32.  James White, NE
 
33.  Isaiah Crowell, NYJ
 
34.  Chris Carson, SEA
 
35.  Alfred Morris, SF
 
36.  Kerryon Johnson, DET
 
37.  T.J. Yeldon, JAC
 
38.  Sony Michel, NE
 
39.  Javorius Allen, BAL
 
40.  Corey Clement, PHI
 
41.  Royce Freeman, DEN
 
42.  Derrick Henry, TEN
 
43.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
 
44.  Rashaad Penny, SEA
 
45.  Marlon Mack, IND
 
46.  Theo Riddick, DET
 
47.  Frank Gore, MIA
 
48.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
 
49.  Jordan Wilkins, IND
 
50.  Duke Johnson, CLE
 
51.  Ito Smith, ATL
 
52.  Ty Montgomery, GB
 
53.  Corey Grant, JAC
 
54.  Nyheim Hines, IND
 
55.  Jalen Richard, OAK
 
56.  Aaron Jones, GB
 
57.  C.J. Anderson, CAR
 
58.  LeGarrette Blount, DET
 
59.  Darren Sproles, PHI
 
60.  Jacquizz Rodgers, TB





















































































































Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
 
2.  Michael Thomas, NO
 
3.  Julio Jones, ATL
 
4.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
 
5.  Tyreek Hill, KC
 
6.  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
 
7.  A.J. Green, CIN
 
8.  Mike Evans, TB
 
9.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
 
10.  Adam Thielen, MIN
 
11.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
 
12.  Davante Adams, GB
 
13.  Keenan Allen, LAC
 
14.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
 
15.  Brandin Cooks, LAR
 
16.  Jarvis Landry, CLE
 
17.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
 
18.  Golden Tate, DET
 
19.  Chris Hogan, NE
 
20.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
 
21.  Allen Robinson, CHI
 
22.  Kenny Golladay, DET
 
23.  Amari Cooper, OAK
 
24.  Marvin Jones, DET
 
25.  Sammy Watkins, KC
 
26.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
 
27.  Kenny Stills, MIA
 
28.  Robert Woods, LAR
 
29.  Keelan Cole, JAC
 
30.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
 
31.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
 
32.  Randall Cobb, GB
 
33.  Devin Funchess, CAR
 
34.  Will Fuller, HOU
 
35.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
 
36.  Quincy Enunwa, NYJ
 
37.  DeSean Jackson, TB
 
38.  Michael Crabtree, BAL
 
39.  John Brown, BAL
 
40.  Corey Davis, TEN
 
41.  Marquise Goodwin, SF
 
42.  Pierre Garcon, SF
 
43.  Chris Godwin, TB
 
44.  Ted Ginn, NO
 
45.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
 
46.  Brandon Marshall, SEA
 
47.  Geronimo Allison, GB
 
48.  Phillip Dorsett, NE
 
49.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
 
50.  Dede Westbrook, JAC
 
51.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
 
52.  Tyler Boyd, CIN
 
53.  Calvin Ridley, ATL
 
54.  Paul Richardson, WAS
 
55.  Antonio Callaway, CLE
 
56.  Dante Pettis, SF
 
57.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
 
58.  Danny Amendola, MIA
 
59.  Devante Parker, MIA
 
60.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
 
61.  Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
 
62.  Mike Williams, LAC
 
63.  Cole Beasley, DAL
 
64.  Jordy Nelson, OAK
 
65.  Kamar Aiken, PHI
 
66.  John Ross, CIN
 
67.  Donte Moncrief, JAC
 
68.  Albert Wilson, MIA
 
69.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
 
70.  Josh Doctson, WAS









































































































































Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
 
2.  Travis Kelce, KC
 
3.  Zach Ertz, PHI
 
4.  Jimmy Graham, GB
 
5.  Jordan Reed, WAS
 
6.  George Kittle, SF
 
7.  Evan Engram, NYG
 
8.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
 
9.  Jared Cook, OAK
 
10.  Jack Doyle, IND
 
11.  O.J. Howard, TB
 
12.  Trey Burton, CHI
 
13.  David Njoku, CLE
 
14.  Eric Ebron, IND
 
15.  Austin Hooper, ATL
 
16.  Benjamin Watson, NO
 
17.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, JAC
 
18.  Tyler Eifert, CIN
 
19.  Jesse James, PIT
 
20.  Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI
 
21.  Ian Thomas, CAR
 
22.  Will Dissly, SEA
 
23.  Ryan Griffin, HOU
 
24.  Vance McDonald, PIT
 
25.  Jonnu Smith, TEN















































Defenses

1.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
 
2.  Chicago Bears, CHI
 
3.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
 
4.  Cleveland Browns, CLE
 
5.  Houston Texans, HOU
 
6.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
 
7.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
 
8.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
 
9.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
 
10.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI
 
11.  Miami Dolphins, MIA
 
12.  Dallas Cowboys, DAL
 
13.  Denver Broncos, DEN
 
14.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA
 
15.  New York Jets, NYJ
 
16.  Green Bay Packers, GB
 
17.  Cincinnati Bengals, CIN
 
18.  New York Giants, NYG
 
19.  New England Patriots, NE
 
20.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT





































Kickers

1.  Harrison Butker, KC
 
2.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
 
3.  Dan Bailey, MIN
 
4.  Matt Bryant, ATL
 
5.  Justin Tucker, BAL
 
6.  Chris Boswell, PIT
 
7.  Wil Lutz, NO
 
8.  Jake Elliott, PHI
 
9.  Sam Ficken, LAR
 
10.  Matt Prater, DET
 
11.  Chandler Catanzaro, TB
 
12.  Josh Lambo, JAC
 
13.  Robbie Gould, SF
 
14.  Graham Gano, CAR
 
15.  Mason Crosby, GB
 
16.  Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU
 
17.  Jason Sanders, MIA
 
18.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
 
19.  Sebastian Janikowski, SEA
 
20.  Cody Parkey, CHI





































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